Papers and Publications
Strengthening research capacity into hardware security for resilient digital societies
Protecting software is not enough to guarantee trust in an electronic system; hardware is just as susceptible to attacks. Today, hardware security concerns are more important than ever. The EU-funded SAFEST project will boost this area of study at Estonia’s Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech). It will implement a networking strategy focused on testing practices, reverse engineering, and hardware-based defences. Other subtopics include side channel attacks and hardware-software architectural vulnerabilities. The project’s strategy is aimed at strengthening the research capacity of TalTech, promoting its competitiveness, and raising its research profile. Ultimately, it will contribute to the safety aspects of e-Estonia, which is a government-led initiative to facilitate citizen interactions with the state through the use of (trusted) electronic solutions.